Three Denominations Declare Sanctuary in Our Region

Embracing Sacred Resistance, CLUE-networked clergy have been leading their denominations toward meaningful response to inhumane immigration policies. We stand with the following groups in declaring sanctuary in Los Angeles and beyond!

Diocese_of_LA_Logo.jpg1. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

In December of 2016, with the strong influence of CLUE board member Rev. Francisco Garcia, The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles blazed a trail by declaring itself a "Sanctuary Diocese"-- the first known declaration of its kind in the contemporary Sanctuary movement. This raised some questions: what does it mean to be a "Sanctuary Diocese"? How does it work? In response, the EDLA prepared these FAQ's. 

>> Read Their FAQ's >>


2. The ELCA Lutheran Southwest California Synod

On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, the regional synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voted to become a Sanctuary Synod.  CLUE board member Rev. Stephanie Jaeger says, "Just wanted to thank CLUE for being the incubator for the local Lutheran commitment to protecting and working with undocumented persons," and we are so grateful to be able to work with denominations to do just that.  

>> Read Their Resolution >>

UCC_SCNC.jpg3. The UCC Southern California-Nevada Conference

On Saturday, June 3rd, two became three as the regional conference of the United Church of Christ voted for a sanctuary resolution proposed by CLUE staff member Rev. Andy Schweibert. The resolution outlines the current status of our immigrant communities as well as the UCC church's history of commitment to those families. 

>> Read Their Resolution >>

Declaring Sanctuary is only the beginning, but it is such a significant start! With that in mind, we're only left with one question for the rest of our networks: Who's next?

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